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New Release – Sky Wave Old Tom Gin
A Historic addition to the Sky Wave Gin range
Sky Wave Gin is pleased to introduce its brand-new addition – Sky Wave Old Tom Gin. This irresistible expression has been created in a traditional style with a contemporary make over. It joins our family of six other award-winning gins.
What People Are Saying
“Sky Wave Old Tom delivers everything you hope for from an Old Tom Gin. It is instantly fitting of the historic Old Tom style with its classic core of botanicals and sweetness which is pleasingly present without being overbearing, whilst plentiful soft spices bring warmth and balance and undertones of citrus give gently bright lifts of flavour.
It is an Old Tom Gin with refinement, elegance and a silky smooth mouthfeel that set it apart; a thoroughly enjoyable and welcome addition to the Old Tom category and the impressive Sky Wave range.”
What is Old Tom?
Old Tom Gin is a very old style of English gin, dating back to the 17th Century. Production techniques and ingredients were often very poor, resulting in a rough-tasting drink. It was therefore sweetened slightly, and sometimes lightly spiced, to make it palatable, as it would usually have been drunk neat. This often resulted in a spirit that was no longer clear.
Why an Old Tom?
Our Master Distiller, Andrew Parsons, is passionate about gin: “I wanted to explore all styles of the spirit. With Sky Wave Old Tom Gin I enjoying delving into history and developing a beautiful gin which reflects tradition paired with a modern edge to be attractive to drinkers today. Sky Wave Gin's adventurous spirit is boldly harnessing the luxury market with delicious expressions." Said Andrew.
Having created a forward-looking gin, in the form of the World’s Best Contemporary Gin, he also innovated with Sky Wave’s Limited Edition Cask Aged Gin, which created a loyal following of devotees during its 400 bottle run. Now, with Old Tom he is referencing history whilst marrying it with present day innovation.
Sky Wave Old Tom Gin, at 41% ABV, is authentically true to the original style. A hint of sweetness gives way to a slightly spicy palate. with a long finish in this naturally tinted expression.
Enjoy it neat or over ice, as a gin & tonic, or as a fabulous gin cocktail.
1 part gin, 2 parts tonic, served over ice with a slice of lime & a couple of peppercorns.
Old Tom. 41% ABV. 500ml = £35 SRP